The below information is for reference only. We will continue to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and adjust operations as needed.
The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Mammoth Cave National Park includes: cave tours; the park visitor center; campgrounds; hiking, biking and equestrian use trails; waterways; roads; and in-park concessions operations such as lodging, food and beverage, and retail.
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Roads and Ferry
Park Roads & Green River Ferry Status can change without advanced warning. For the most up-to-date ferry status information follow the Mammoth Cave Roads and Ferry Twitter feed or please call the Green River Ferry Hotline at (270) 758-2166.
The Green River Ferry is open for service seven days a week from 6 am to 9:55 pm CST, but will be closed daily from 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm for cleaning and disinfection of the operating booth between shifts. Commuters should anticipate an additional closure of the ferry later in the summer. Learn more about the Green River Ferry Improvement Projects.
Front Country Trails: Open, except where noted below.
Closed: Portions of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail between Carmichael Road and Sloans Crossing Pond along with the Doyel Valley Overlook and parking area will be temporarily closed for a trail rehabilitation project. The project will begin on November 8, 2021 and is estimated to last 8 weeks.
Backcountry Trails: Open
Mammoth Cave Hotel Roof Replacement Project
The Mammoth Cave Hotel Roof Replacement Project will begin on Monday, December 6, 2021. The project will require the full closure of the main building of the Lodge at Mammoth Cave Hotel to the public for one year, but commercial visitor services, such as dining, retail and the hotel check in desk will continued to be offered near the visitor center. The project is funded through the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and will help address the park’s backlogged maintenance needs and correct other exterior and interior deficiencies of the park’s main hotel building.
Trail Rehabilitation Project
Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail - A rehabilitation project to improve portions of the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail, including the Doyel Valley Boardwalk, will begin November 8, 2021. The portion of the trail between Carmichael Road and Sloans Crossing Pond along with the Doyel Valley Overlook and parking area will be temporarily closed. The project is estimated to last 8 weeks.
Air Quality Webcam
The park maintains an air quality monitoring station near the visitor center overlooking the Green River.
In cooperation with the US Geological Survey, the park maintains a water level monitoring station on the Green River inside the park boundary.
Last updated: December 13, 2021